George Clements

George Clements, store owner

Mr. George M. Clements, 90, of the Land's Crossing community, died at 11:20 a.m. Thursday, May 30, 1996, at Irwin County Hospital.

Mr. Clements was born in Irwin County February 16, 1906, to John R. and Emma Taylor Clements. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Elizabeth Tomberlin Clements, and a son, George Emory Clements.

A retired Irwin County school bus driver, he was the co-owner of Clement's Grocery in Irwin County. A former student at the Old Tapley School, he also attended Norman Park College in Norman Park, where he played football. He was a member of Abba Baptist Church and a Mason. For over 60 years, he enjoyed riding a Harley-Davidson motorcycle.

Survivors include: grandsons, Emory Carey Clements of Glendale, Az., William Corey Clements of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and George R. Clements of Tampa, Fla., and two great-grandsons.

Funeral services were held at 4 p.m. Sunday, June 2, at Abba Baptist Church with the Revs. Howard Kitchens, Ed Reeves and Larry CLements officiating.

The music was provided by pianist Faith Williamson, organist Ann Martin and a trio composed of Skippy Mulkey, Ann Martin and Sue Fletcher.

Serving as pallbearers were Bobby Clements, Robert Emmett Clements, Jon Clements, Frank Clements, Matthew Clements, Robbie Clements, Eddie Capps and Gerald Clements.

Honarary pallbearers were Doug Foster, Henri Daniels, Roy Lee Tomberlin, Jack Gibbs, Kenny Brownlee, John E. Paulk, Ray Fuller, W.L. Taylor, Carroll Singletary, Rudene Gentry, Henry Barrego, Earnest Simmons, Elmer Clements and fellow Masons. Interment was in the church cemetery.

Those who wish to send memorials in lieu of flowers may give to the Clements Cemetery Fund, P. O. Box 967, Fitzgerald. The Pauk Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Contributed by Lorie A. Everson
Published: The Herald Leader 27 Jan 1999